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DR. TONI BARK

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Women’s Health

Why I Created Invigoral- Chapter 6

How to Reverse Stress Response Damage Changing health habits related to diet, sleep, exercise, and stress management are difficult in any stage of life. But it is especially true when you are already in the throes of chronic stress. The lack of motivation, mental fog, and low energy levels that usually accompany chronic stress are obstacles that are difficult…

Why I Created Invigoral- Chapter 5

Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Transform Your Life A Dangerous Dietary Shift During the last 100 years we have seen a shift in the American diet away from fats and protein towards carbohydrates. Presumably this push was motivated by a desire to lower cholesterol and improve heart health. In reality, this directional change encouraged diets filled with refined grains and…

Why I Created Invigoral-Chapter 4

How Does a “Steel Trap” Mind Evaporate into an Unresponsive Mist? A Quick Tour Through the Gray Matter How many neurons are in the average brain? Hint: if you were to count one neuron per second, around the clock, it would take over 2,720 years. Researchers tell us there are about 86 billion neurons and 84…

Why I Created Invigoral-Chapter 3

How Does Toned Muscle Morph to
 Blobs of Blubber? Turning lead into gold was the ultimate challenge for any alchemist. As far as we know none of them ever succeeded. There is, however, an alchemy that is effortless, effective, and extremely disconcerting: the transformation of muscle tissue into fat deposits. It happens right before our…

You’re Not Really Crazy, It’s Just That Unopposed Estrogen

I have been treating women for hormone disturbance in my Chicago area office for almost 20 years. I was prescribing bio-identical hormones way back then. Giving grand rounds at various Chicago area hospitals on the subject, often taking loads of flack by the OB-GYNs who would attend. Of course, that was then. Now, the OB-GYNs…

My New Store

For all the readers out there familiar with my blog, you know that I have kept this site committed to being an informative, knowledge based site. It will stay that way. For those of you who are interested in what products I use in my personal skin and health care, I have started the online…

The Skinny on Large Cholesterol

We are bombarded by commercials about statins to lower cholesterol levels. We’re made to believe that cholesterol is a bad thing and needs to be reduced as much as possible. Numerous studies show the benefit of a healthy cholesterol profile. In fact, a recent study looking at muscle mass gain from exercise, showed that those…